• 20MayThursday

May 20, 2021

5:30 pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

Below are the archived recorded agenda & minutes for the LIFE3 Academy Alabama Advisory Board. For more information about this meeting, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



♦   Call to Order

♦   Approval of the Minutes from Previous Meetings

♦   School Director’s Report

♦   New Business

   Approval of the Fiscal Policies & Procedures - (5/30/21)
     Public Comment - In Dropbox 
◊   Approval of the Employee Handbook - (5/30/21)
     Public Comment - In Dropbox
◊   Approval of the School Calendar - (5/30/21)
     Public Comment - In Dropbox
◊   Approval of Special Education Policies & Procedures - (5/30/21)
     Public Comment
◊   Approval of Student handbook - (5/30/21)
     Public Comment - In Dropbox
◊   Approval of Public Complaint Policy Resolution - (5/30/21)
     Public Comment - In Dropbox
◊   Approval of Employee Compensation Resolution - (5/30/21)
     Public Comment
◊   Present Draft Budget
     Discussion - In Dropbox
◊   Approval of Contracts & POs


♦   Old Business

◊   Facility Update

♦   Executive Session (if necessary)



I. Roll Call & Attendees

  • Norma Chism - Board Chair
  • Kia Debnam - Principal
  • Bettye Chapman - Treasurer
  • Grace Ward - Secretary
  • David Ang - Board Member
  • Councilwoman Audrey Graham - Board Member
  • Mary Fitzpatrick - Board Member
  • Oliver Fitzpatrick - Board Member
  • Joe Neary
  • Jamia Anderson
  • Jennifer Grimes
  • Stacie Landry
  • Vernet Nettles

II. Approval of Minutes from Previous Meetings held January 12th, February 9th, and March 9th.


III. Old Business

  • No Old Business

IV. Reports and Recommendations of Committees

  • Finance Committee Consultant - Oliver Fitzpatrick
    • No Comments
  • The Chairman advised the Membership Committee remains vacant and in need of someone to take the lead.

V. Reports and Recommendations of the School Leader

  • The school leader gave an update on Enrollment and Recruitment. She also informed us of the various community engagements her team has planned over the next month.
  • We were advised that the curriculum and assessment data are being compiled and the material should be ordered over the next few weeks. The executive director also provided data on grants she is continually seeking.
  • Additionally, building repairs are coming along as planned and we are finalizing the painting of the school.

VI. New business and Action Items (* Committee Lead Needed)

  • Fiscal Policies and Procedures
  • Employee Handbook
  • School Calendar
  • Special Education Policies and Procedures
  • Student Handbook
  • Public Complaint Policy Resolution
  • Employee Compensation Resolution
  • We still need approval on Contracts and Purchase orders

VII. Remarks from Trustees & Attendees.

  • In the best interest of the participants, the Board Chair changed the date of the Board Meetings from “Third Tuesday” to "Third Thursday".

VIII. Adjournment: Next meeting - June 17, 2021 (Third Thursday)



Norma Chism

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